Epilogue - Time and Resonance

Memorandum on the donation of Beethoven’s Erard and thank-you letter to Johann van Beethoven:

Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Musealverein, Schachtel 44, Faszikel IV.5

Photo by Josef Weichenberger

Two days later, on September 18, 1843, the identical note (“Herr von Bethhoven widmet…”) was entered into the museum’s Einreichprotokoll, or acquisition register.  As an “exhibit,” the object of Beethoven’s piano receives the number 361: see the extreme left column.

Photo by Stefan Gschwendtner